Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is in the royal vault at St George's Chapel

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is in the royal vault at St George's Chapel

By Alipate Narawa
Tuesday 20/09/2022
The coffin of her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is carried into St. George's Chapel in Windsor [Photo: Sky News UK]

The King and other royals walked behind the Queen’s hearse as she was taken to St George’s Chapel for a committal service attended by 800 people.

During the committal service, the crown jewels were taken from it, and a ceremonial wand of office broken and put in their place.

Queen Elizabeth's coffin was lowered into the royal vault in St George's Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The Royal Family will return to the chapel for a private event that will see Elizabeth interred alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

A period of royal mourning continues for another week until the end of next Monday.

Earlier in the day, it started with the conclusion of the Queen’s lying-in-state period, and the procession of her coffin to Westminster Abbey.

A funeral service was attended by around 2,000 people including many heads of state from around the world.

A larger procession then marched the coffin of Elizabeth II to Wellington Arch, a landmark with triumphal significance in British history.

The late sovereign was then placed in a hearse and driven to Windsor.

Source: BBC

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